March 29th has arrived, and as many of us suspected, we are still no closer to knowing how Brexit will actually be achieved.  However, the UK Government have produced some very useful information.

Here are some suggested links, and sources of information:

  • The businesses readiness toolkit found here. This is part of the Government’s no deal contingency planning and consists of a series of questions that businesses can answer about their activities, that will lead them to a curated set of EU exit information, tailored to the answers they have given. As new content will be regularly added to the tool, businesses are encouraged to sign up for regular email updates.
  • The Aerospace sector primer can be found here. This is part of the Governments no deal contingency planning, and contains key information around importing and exporting, regulation and standards and employees, as well as signposting businesses other important sites.
  • The EU Exit leaflet for SMEs can be found here. It provides a simple checklist of things to think about alongside some BAU information to help businesses continue to grow as we leave the EU.
  • The CAA microsite can be found here. The CAA has developed this microsite to be a central source of information for the aviation and aerospace industries about the actions they would need to take to be prepared for a no deal withdrawal from the EU and no continued mutual recognition. It is the most important site for information about air worthiness certification post Brexit.
  • HMRC recently ran a live webinar to help UK businesses trading with the EU to keep imports and exports up to speed in case of a no deal EU Exit. The recording of the live webinar session held on the 22 Mar 2019 is now available online for you to view. This webinar talks about 5 key areas UK businesses need to know: from how to register for an Economic Operator and Identification (EORI) number and Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP), to preparing to make customs declarations, what Entry Summary Declarations (also known as safety and security declarations) are, and paying the correct import and export duty and VAT.